2012 University Press Books

 

for Public and Secondary School Libraries

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The University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an annual collection development tool published with the help and support of two divisions of the American Library Association: The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and a committee of Public Library Reviewers (PLR). The American Library Association is located at 50 East Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611 and on the web at www.ala.org.

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General Information

Ratings Given to Each Book

Each title has one or two sets of ratings, one from an AASL reviewer, one from a PLA reviewer, or both.

  • O (Outstanding): Titles with this rating are considered exceptional by the reviewer. Personal reviews are written by committee members for Outstanding Titles, and are listed at the end of the Bibliography.

  • G (General audience): Books with a wide appeal and/or an expectation of lasting importance. Title may also be of scholarly technical data on subjects of widespread, current interest.

  • S (Special interest): Is highly recommended for libraries with in-depth collections in the book’s particular subject.

  • RG (Regional general): Is of interest to readers in specific geographic areas.

  • RS (Regional special interest): Is of interest to special in-depth collections in a geographic area.

Age Ranges for Each Book

Books rated by the AASL librarian members carry an audience designation that recommends grade levels for each listing. Levels are EM (Elementary School, grades K-5), MS (Middle School, grades 6-8), HS (High School, grades 9-12), and P (Professional Use).

How to Order Books Listed

Orders should be placed with regular book suppliers, or the participating presses (addresses, phone/fax numbers, and websites are listed). Please do not order books from the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) office. It has no facilities for handling such orders.

How to Order Printed Bibliographies

Librarians may obtain printed copies of the bibliography free of charge by writing on their institution’s letterhead and mailing or faxing to: The AAUP, Attn.: Marketing Department, 28 West 36th St., Suite 602, New York, NY 10010. FAX: 212-989-0275. A request can also be submitted online.

Introduction from AASL's American University Presses Book Selection Committee

The 22nd Edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries is an invaluable resource for building secondary school library collections that meet curriculum needs and the diverse learning abilities and styles of students. This annual bibliography is an excellent resource to share with other educators and administrators to engage them in collection building and collaborate in planning for research based activities.

Titles included in the 2012 publication have been recommended by the American University Press Books Publication Selection Committee, a joint committee of members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and of American Library Association (ALA) public library professionals. Selections are not made based on price or format, but on content, and are an excellent assessment of content from the higher education community presented with substance and context not always available in the trade books found through standard collection development tools.

Listed in Dewey Decimal order with an author and title index at the back of the book, each listing includes a publisher supplied synopsis and ratings for both school and public library collections. Titles rated by reviewers as "Outstanding" publications appear in a separate section with an original annotation by the reviewer which recognizes the significant content, features, or uniqueness of the title.

Each year, panelists from the joint selection committee highlight their favorite selections at the ALA Annual Conference. Presentations of "The Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" previously recorded by C-Span and broadcast online can be viewed on their website at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/294474-1.

As chair of the AASL American University Press Books Selection Committee, I would like to sincerely thank the committee members for their time and efforts to carefully evaluate books submitted for review and to produce a quality selection tool for school librarians. Your suggestions and comments for making it more useful are always welcome.

— Linda Underwood
AASL Chairperson, American University Press Books Selection Committee
July 2011–June 2012

2012 University Press Books Committee, AASL Librarians

Linda Underwood–Chairperson
North Carolina Central University Durham, NC
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
360-363 Social Programs and Services
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)
900-919 Geography
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History

Gay Ann Loesch
Charlotte, NC
306-319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities, Statistics
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes and Architecture)
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation

Richard E.B. Lord

Mott Haven Village Prep. High School
Bronx, NY
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
400-499 Languages
820-829 British Literature
920-929 Biography
970-973 North American History (General)

Suzanne Metcalfe

Dimond High School
Anchorage, AK
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
930-939 History of the Ancient World
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Merlyn K. Miller

Burr and Burton Academy
Manchester, VT
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & Other Literature
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
980-999 South American and Other History

Annemarie Roscello

Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
390-399 Customs and Folklore
640-649 Home Economics
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
960-969 African History

Virginia L. Stone
Saint Christopher's School
Richmond, VA
330-339 Economics
600-619 Medical Science
620-639 Engineering, Agricultural
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)

Elizabeth Hope Willoughby

Red Bank Borough Public Schools
Red Bank, NJ
370-379 Education
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

From the office of the AASL

Introduction from the Public Library Reviewers

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries bibliography.

Librarians receive book recommendations constantly. We get library review journals, trade review journals and general-interest review publications. Publishers show their wares at conferences and send us catalogs and flyers and emails. There are dozens of booklovers' blogs. Patrons give us purchase requests. We have limited budgets with which to develop and maintain quality collections.

The UPB bibliography focuses on a publishing niche: university presses. Of the hundreds of titles they produce each year, many get lost among reviews and recommendations. At the same time, many of these books deserve a wide audience and will be of interest to public library patrons.

We hope you will find our reviews helpful. If you will be attending the ALA Annual Conference, don't miss the "Best of the Best" program where our committee members will talk about their "outstanding" choices from this year's list.

—Nann Blaine Hilyard
Chairperson, Public Library Reviewers
Director, Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, Illinois

 

2012 University Press Books Committee, PLR Librarians

Nann Blaine Hilyard–Chairperson
Zion-Benton Public Library
Zion, IL
000-099 Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Journalism, Publishing
380-389 Commerce and Transportation
390-399 Customs and Folklore
730-759 Art (Sculpture, Textiles, Painting)
940-942 European History (England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland)
970-973 North American History (General)

Hilary Albert
Mahopac Public Library
Mahopac, NY
160-199 Ethics and Philosophy
340-349 Law
400-499 Languages
814-819 American Literature (Essays, Satire, Misc.)
943-949 European History (Central, Northern, Eastern countries)

Saul J. Amdursky

Des Moines Public Library (Retired)
Des Moines, IA
700-729 Art (History, Theory, Landscapes, and Architecture)
364-369 Criminology, True Crime
650-699 Business & Manufacturing
780-799 Music, Performing Arts, Recreation
950-959 Asian & Middle Eastern History

Christina Beaird

Plainfield Public Library District
Plainfield, IL
100-159 Psychology & Metaphysics
360-363 Social Programs and Services
500-549 Math, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry
760-779 Graphic Arts, Photography
830-859 German, French, Italian Literature
974-979 U.S. History (Regional)

Angela Green
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Conroe, TX
200-289 Religion (the Bible, Christianity)
350-359 Public Administration, Military Science
370-379 Education
820-829 British Literature
920-929 Biography

Teri Maggio

Assumption Parish Library
Napoleonville, LA
290-299 Religion (Judaic, Islamic, Comparative, Other)
550-599 Earth & Life Science, Plants, Animals
600-619 Medical Science
900-919 Geography
930-939 History of the Ancient World

Steve Norman
Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME
306-319 Cultures & Institutions, Communities, Statistics
330-339 Economics
620-639 Engineering, Agricultural
800-811 American Literature (Literary Criticism, Rhetoric, Poetry)
860-899 Spanish, Latin, Greek & Other Literature
980-999 South American and Other History

Barbara Morrow Williams

County Librarian of Riverside County Riverside, CA
300-305 Sociology, Anthropology, Groups & Behavior
640-649 Home Economics
320-329 Political Science
812-813 American Literature (Drama, Fiction)
960-969 African History

Contributing Presses

The University of Akron Press: Marketing Dept., 120 E. Mill Street, Suite 415, Akron, OH 44308 800-247-5553 / www.uakron.edu/uapress

The University of Alabama Press: Marketing & Sales, P.O. Box 870380, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0380 205-348-9534 FAX: 205-348-9201 / wwww.uapress.ua.edu

University of Alaska Press: Sales & Distribution, P.O. Box 756240, Fairbanks, AK 99775-6240 907-474-5831 FAX: 907-474-5502 / www.uapress.alaska.edu

The University of Alberta Press: Ring House 2, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1 780-492-3662 FAX: 780-492-0719 / www.uap.ualberta.ca

The American University in Cairo Press: Order Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513 / 800-451-7556 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.aucpress.com

The University of Arizona Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uapress.arizona.edu

Athabasca University Press (AU Press): Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 / 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.aupress.ca

Baylor University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / http://baylorpress.com

Beacon Press: Random House Publishing Services, 400 Hahn Road, Westminster, MD 800-733-3000 FAX: 800-659-2436 / www.beacon.org

Brookings Institution Press: Brookings Institution Press Bookstore, 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 / 202-797-6311 FAX: 202-536-3623 / www.brookings.edu/press

Cambridge University Press: Library Sales & Marketing, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013 / 212-337-6563 FAX: 212-924-1804 / www.cambridge.org

The Catholic University of America Press: Marketing Department, 620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064 / 202-319-5052 FAX: 202-319-4985 / http://cuapress.cua.edu

The University of Chicago Press: Customer Service, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 773-702-7000 FAX: 773-702-7212 / www.press.uchicago.edu

Duke University Press: Books Marketing, 905 West Main St., Ste.18B, Durham, NC 27701 919-687-3646 FAX 919-688-4391 / www.dukeupress.edu

Duquesne University Press: Marketing Department, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282 412-396-6610 FAX: 412-396-5984 / www.dupress.duq.edu

University Press of Florida: ATTN: Orders, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32608 800-226-3822 FAX: 800-680-1955 / www.upf.com

Fordham University Press: Customer Service Dept., Oxford University Press, 2001 Evans Road, Cary, NC 27513 / 800-451-7556 FAX: 919-677-1303 / www.fordhampress.com

Georgetown University Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.press.georgetown.edu

University of Georgia Press: Order Department, 4435 Atlanta Hwy., West Dock, Athens, GA 30602 800-266-5842 FAX: 706-425-3061 / www.ugapress.org

Getty Publications: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://shop.getty.edu/books.html

Harvard University Press/Belknap Press: Sales Department, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-2606 FAX: 617-496-4892 / www.hup.harvard.edu

Indiana University Press: Customer Service, 601 N. Morton Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 800-842-6796 FAX: 812-855-7931 / http://iupress.indiana.edu

University of Iowa Press: Marketing Department, 119 W. Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242 319-335-2000 FAX: 319-335-2055 / www.uiowapress.org

Island Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://islandpress.org

University Press of Kansas: Order Dept., 2502 Westbrooke Circle, Lawrence, KS 66045 785-864-4155 FAX: 785-864-4586 / www.kansaspress.ku.edu

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Publications, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 800-526-3873 FAX: 800-526-3944 / www.lincolninst.edu

Louisiana State University Press: Longleaf Services, 116 S. Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.lsupress.org

The University of Manitoba Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.uofmpress.ca

University of Massachusetts Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, PO Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 / 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.umass.edu/umpress

McGill-Queen's University Press: Marketing Dept., 1010 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 1720, Montreal, QC, H3A 2R7 / 514-398-2912 FAX: 514-398-4333 / http://mqup.mcgill.ca/

University of Minnesota Press: 111 Third Avenue South, Ste. 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401 612-627-1970 FAX: 612-627-1980 / www.upress.umn.edu

Modern Language Association of America: Customer Services, 26 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10004 / 646-576-5161 FAX: 646-576-5160 / www.mla.org

National Gallery of Art: Publishing Office, 2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785 202-842-6200 FAX: 202-408-8530 / www.nga.gov

University of Nebraska Press: Longleaf Services, Inc., 116 S. Boundary St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808 800-848-6224 FAX: 800-272-6817 / www.nebraskapress.unl.edu

University of Nevada Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.unpress.nevada.edu

New York University Press: Customer Service, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812 800-996-6987 FAX: 212-995-3833 / www.nyupress.org

University of North Texas Press: Texas A&M University Press Consortium, John H. Lindsey Bldg., Lewis Street, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

University of Notre Dame Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://undpress.nd.edu

Ohio University Press: Customer Service, 19 Circle Drive, The Ridges, Athens, OH 45701-2979 740-593-1154 FAX: 740-593-4536 / http://www.ohioswallow.com

University of Oklahoma Press: Customer Service, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069 800-735-0476 (U.S. Only) / http://www.oupress.com

Oregon State University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / http://osupress.oregonstate.edu

University of Ottawa Press: University of Toronto Press, 2250 Military Road, Tonawanda, NY 14150 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / http://www.utpress.utoronto.ca

University of Pennsylvania Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370 Hampden Station, Baltimore, MD 21211 / 800-537-5487 / FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.upenn.edu/pennpress

Princeton University Press: Marketing Department, 41 William Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 609-258-4900 FAX: 609-258-1335 / http://press.princeton.edu

RAND Corporation: Publications Orders, 1776 Main Street, PO Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2138 / 877-584-8642 / FAX: 412-802-4981 / http://www.rand.org/pubs

Russell Sage Foundation: Publications Department, 112 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 212-750-6000 FAX: 212-371-4761 / www.russellsage.org

Rutgers University Press: Sales-Marketing Department, 100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 / 848-445-7781 FAX: 732-445-7039 / http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu

Society of Biblical Literature: Order Department, P.O. Box 2243, 50 Winter Sport Ln., Williston, VT 05495-2243 / 877-725-3334 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.sbl-site.org/publications

The University of South Carolina Press: Business Department, 718 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29208 800-768-2500 FAX: 800-868-0740 / www.sc.edu/uscpress

Southern Illinois University Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 South Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476 / www.siupress.com

Teachers College Press: Customer Service & Ordering, 50 Winter Sport Ln., P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-2243 / 800-575-6566 FAX: 802-864-7626 / www.tcpress.com

Temple University Press: Marketing Department, TASB, 1853 N. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 215-926-2143 FAX: 215-926-2141 / www.temple.edu/tempress

University of Texas Press: Orders Department, 2100 Comal Street, Austin, TX 78722 800-252-3206 FAX: 800-687-6046 / www.utexaspress.com

Texas A&M University Press: ATTN: Book Orders, 4354 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4354 800-826-8911 FAX: 888-617-2421 / www.tamupress.com

Texas Tech University Press: 2903 4th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79409-1037 800-832-4042 FAX: 806-742-2979 / www.ttupress.org

University of Toronto Press: Orders Department, 5201 Dufferin Street, North York, ON M3H STB 800-565-9523 FAX: 800-221-9985 / www.utppublishing.com

W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research: Publications/W.E. Upjohn Institute, 300 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 / 888-227-8569 FAX: 269-343-7310 / www.upjohn.org

The Urban Institute Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 800-537-5483 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.uipress.org

University of Utah Press: Marketing & Sales, 295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 / 801-585-9786 FAX: 801-581-3365 / www.uofupress.com

Vanderbilt University Press: OU Press Book Distribution Center, 2800 Venture Drive, Norman, OK 73069-8216 / 800-627-7377 FAX: 800-735-0476 / www.vanderbiltuniversitypress.com

The University of Virginia Press: Sales Department, P.O. Box 400318, Charlottesville, VA 22904 434-924-3469 FAX: 434-982-2655 / www.upress.virginia.edu

University of Washington Press: Hopkins Fulfillment Service, P.O. Box 50370, Baltimore, MD 21211-4370 / 800-537-5487 FAX: 410-516-6998 / www.washington.edu/uwpress

Washington State University Press: Sales & Order Fulfillment, P.O. Box 645910, Pullman, WA 99164-5910 / 800-354-7360 / 509-335-3518 FAX: 509-335-8568 / www.wsupress.wsu.edu

Wayne State University Press: 4809 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201 313-577-6128 FAX: 313-577-6131 / wsupress.wayne.edu

Wesleyan University Press: UPNE – Customer Service, One Court Street, Suite 250, Lebanon, NH 03766-1405 / 800-421-1561 FAX: 603-448-9429 / www.upne.com

Wilfrid Laurier University Press: Marketing Department, 75 University Ave. West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5 / 519-884-0710 FAX: 519-725-1399 / www.wlupress.wlu.ca

The University of Wisconsin Press: Chicago Distribution Center, 11030 S. Langley Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628 / 800-621-2736 FAX: 800-621-8476/ http://uwpress.wisc.edu

Links to all members of the Association of American University Presses can be found at: www.aaupnet.org/aaup-members/membership-list



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